Frosted colt brings $240,000 at OBS March sale

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Wednesday’s top-selling NY-bred at the OBS March sale – colt by Frosted bred by Spruce Lane Farm et al. OBS Photo.

By Tom Law

A New York-bred colt from the second crop of Met Mile and Whitney winner Frosted sold for $240,000 during Wednesday’s second and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training.

Cromwell Bloodstock purchased Hip 528, a gray or roan out of the winning Tiznow mare Graceful Rage from Niall Brennan Stables, agent. The colt breezed an eighth in :10 during pre-sale workouts and finished as the sale’s second most expensive New York-bred.

Bred by Spruce Lane Farm et al, the colt sold as a weanling for $75,000 at the 2019 Keeneland November breeding stock sale before later selling for $40,000 to Colin Brennan at the Keeneland September yearling sale.

The clearance rate for New York-breds over the two session proved extremely strong – 92 percent – when 23 of the 25 2-year-olds offered were reported sold. The 23 New York-breds sold for $2,025,000, an average price of $88,044.

Overall, OBS reported a buyback rate of 16.2 percent, much improved from 38.8 percent in 2020. The 326 2-year-olds sold for $38,265,000, up significantly from the $27,349,500 for 295 sold last year. The sale’s average price was $117,377.

The second most expensive New York-bred during Wednesday’s session was Hip 494, a colt by Street Sense who sold for $160,000 to J S Company Ltd. Consigned by Brandon and Ali Rice’s RiceHorse Stable, agent, the colt breezed a quarter-mile in :21 prior to the sale.

Bred by Final Furlong Racing Stable, the colt was offered but list as an RNA for $110,000 at last year’s Keeneland September sale. He’s the third foal out of the stakes-placed Freud mare Fenwick Hall, a full sister to multiple New York-bred stakes winner Miss Narcissist.

The most expensive New York-bred filly at the sale also went through the ring Wednesday – Hip 376, a daughter of Central Banker purchased for $120,000 by trainer Linda Rice, agent for Black Swan Stable.

Consigned by Steven Venosa’s S G V Thoroughbreds LLC, agent, the filly is the second foal out of the winning Hook and Ladder mare Bella Lady. Bred and foaled at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, the filly sold as a yearling last year to J and D Stables for $19,000 at the OBS October mixed sale.

The sale’s most expensive New York-bred sold during the first session Tuesday when Carolyn Wilson went to $260,000 to purchase Hip 211, a colt by Flatter out of the winning More Than Ready mare She’s Ready Made. Consigned by Ciaran Dunne’s Wavertree Stables Inc., agent, the colt was bred by Maurice and Samantha Regan’s Newtown Anner Stud.

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